Area Obituaries

Sonya Summers

Sonya Leann Hitchcock Summers age 43, of Dunlap passed away Tuesday, January 9 after a short illness. Survivors include her husband, Larry Dwayne Summers; parents, Sonny Hitchcock and Charlotte Dykes; children, Logan Summers of Great Falls, Montana, Dalton and Jaxon Summers of Dunlap; sister, Amanda Hitchcock; and brother, Casey Hitchcock. Funeral services were held Saturday,…

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Edward Gould

After a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s, Edward Gould “Poppy” passed away December 12, 2017 at his home in Dunlap, Tennessee. He graduated from McCallie School and went on to receive a B.S. degree in Wildlife Management from the University of Arizona. He served in the Army as a game biologist. Then, he and his family…

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Johnny Dill

Johnny Walter Dill, 78, of Signal Mountain, passed away January 8, 2018. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. He was an avid dirt track racer for over 30 years. Mr. Dill was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Dill; mother, Retha Brown Dill; and his father, Carlos (Willetta) Dill; son, Rocky…

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Evelyn Cooley

Evelyn Louise Cooley, age 75, of Dunlap passed away Thursday afternoon, January 11, 2018 at her home. She was of the Baptist Faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Cooley; son, Jeff Cooley; daughter, Patricia Cooley; and parents, Foy and Ida Mae Parks. She is survived by two daughters, Denise (David) Benton,…

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Geneva Caldwell

Geneva (Farley) Caldwell was born on August 3, 1927 in Dunlap, Tennessee, the daughter of Alex Farley and Bertha (Swaner) Farley. She died January 6, 2018 in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Geneva grew up in Tennessee, one of eleven children. She liked to say that she had been a coal miner’s sweetheart and a military policeman’s wife.…

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Kenneth Young

Kenneth King Young, 90, of Signal Mountain died at his home, Sunday, January 7, 2018. Mr. Young was retired from Omega Tile Co. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Viola King Young; brothers, Gene and Donny Young; and sister, Joyce Painter. Survivors include his sons, Kenneth Wayne, Ronny and Tracy Young;…

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Paul Johnston

John Jasper Paul Johnston was born on December 30, 1942 at home at Johnston Cove in Sequatchie County to Maloy and Mae Johnston. He passed away on January 4, 2018 surrounded by family and friends. He was faithfully married to Norma (Moore) for 55 years and devoted himself to his children, Johnny (Leslie), Danny (Trish),…

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James Williamson Jr.

James Henry Williamson, Jr., 90, of Whitwell passed away Saturday December 24, 2017. He was of the Methodist faith. Mr. Williamson served in World War II and the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Eleanor Warthen Williamson, Sr. Survivors include his wife, Dot Williamson; daughters, Diane Pollard and Dr.…

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Ronald Massengale

Ronald Lynn Massengale, 55, of Dunlap passed away Sunday December 17, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford “J.C.” Massengale and Janice Hutton; sister, Linda Kendricks; and soulmate, Jeannie Hudson; Survivors include his daughters, Tiffany Massengale of Chattanooga, and Amanda Hicks of Michigan; brothers, Roland (Lisa) Massengale, Butch Mardocks, Phillip Hutton, and…

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Dorothy Layne

Dorothy Layne of the Daus community passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by parents, Robert and Nell Terry Pickett. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Layne; daughters, Sherry Grayson and Karen (Mike) Shoemate; son, Terry (Carlene) Layne; brother, Curt (June) Pickett; eight grandchildren,…

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